With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy

Erbil and the Kurdish region of Iraq are fighting to realise the big plans that were put on hold to fight ISIL, but now face a slow recovery from an economic crisis.

by

    People living in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq are struggling with a weak economy.

    Before the battle to push out ISIL in 2014, the economy was growing and there were high hopes for a surge in foreign investment.

    As Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Erbil, there are signs things are improving, but people say not fast enough.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.